BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 68-48 on Tuesday night, handing the reigning WNBA champions their fifth straight loss.
It″s the longest losing streak for Washington (3-5) since dropping seven straight in 2016.
Crystal Dangerfield added 12 points and Napheesa Collier had eight points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (6-2), which held a team under 50 points for the first time since Aug. 27, 2013. It’s the 10th time in team history the Lynx have done that.
Dangerfield scored 10 points in the first half to help Minnesota build a 48-27 lead. The Lynx outrebounded the Mystics 20-8 in the half and attempted nine more field goals.
Myisha Hines-Allen led Washington with 12 points. Tianna Hawkins and Emma Meesseman each scored 10 points. Meesseman grabbed six rebounds to move over 1,000 for her career.
ACES 98, FEVER 79
Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points, Jackie Young added 17 points and the Aces beat the Fever for their fifth straight victory.
Las Vegas led 60-59 at halftime after each team shot at least 58% from the field. Candice Dupree had 15 points for Indiana and McCoughtry scored 14 for Las Vegas in the opening 20 minutes.
The Aces pulled away in the second half, holding Indiana to 13 points in the third quarter and four points through the opening five-plus minutes of the fourth quarter.
A’ja Wilson had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kayla McBride scored 15 points for Las Vegas (6-2), which had six players score in double figures. McCoughtry was 9 of 10 from the field to help move into 13th place on the WNBA career scoring list.
Dupree finished with 20 points for Indiana (3-5). Tiffany Mitchell added 14 points.
SPARKS 93, LIBERTY 78
Riquna Williams and Sydney Wiese each scored 17 points to help the Sparks beat the Liberty.
Candace Parker added 16 points for Los Angeles (6-3), which won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Parker also had four assists to move into 14th on the WNBA career list. Brittney Sykes scored 15 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 11.
Parker had 12 points and five rebounds in the first half as Los Angeles built a 51-34 lead.
Jazmine Jones scored a career-high 24 points for New York (1-7), which turned it over 26 times.